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Feb 8, 2021 Publishers Weekly
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Volume 107: January-June Volume 108: July-December
Topics: newspapers, publishers weekly
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Feb 6, 2021 Alan Katz; Chris Wrinn; Brian L. Frye
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A reading of "The Cat Not in the Hat", a book that was ruled copyright infringement of Dr. Seuss's "The Cat in the Hat" in 1997. It is a telling of the OJ Simpson murder trial in verse. Was the ruling justified?
Topics: Poetry, OJ Simpson murder trial, audiobook, Dr. Seuss, copyright infringement
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Feb 4, 2021 Mike Overby; Alain Locke
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In 1925, Alain Locke published the article "Enter the New Negro" and defined "New Negro" as "augury of a new democracy in American culture." Locke took the term to a new level. Locke described black people's negative impression of their racial values in the context of long-term repression in a racist society. He believed this made African Americans contribute to distorting their own social status, and that they all needed to adopt a new attitude. He pointed out...
Topics: amicus lectio, podcast, pan-africanism, harlem renaissance, black history month, african liberation...
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Jan 30, 2021 United States Copyright Office
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The copyright registration cards from the United States Copyright Office. Each collection is a drawer of cards. There is  821  drawers. In the late-1800s/early-1900s, the Copyright Office sorted the copyright cards separately by the kind of item. This separation does not break neatly over some years, so they cannot be combined (even if that were desirable). These cards represent " Periodicals and Renewals Claimant " from 1909-1937.
Topic: copyright
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Jan 28, 2021 Alain Locke
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In 1925, Alain Locke published the article "Enter the New Negro" and defined "New Negro" as "augury of a new democracy in American culture." Locke took the term to a new level. Locke described black people's negative impression of their racial values in the context of long-term repression in a racist society. He believed this made African Americans contribute to distorting their own social status, and that they all needed to adopt a new attitude. He pointed out...
Topics: black history, new negro movement, harlem renaissance
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Jan 27, 2021 Mike Overby; Newton D. Baker
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A speech discussing some perceived defects in the United States Constitution as of the end of World War I. Topics include the Electoral College, the Senate's role in approving already-negotiated treaties, Cabinet members' lack of representation in Congress, and the administrative state. The Speech. Mike Overby ( @lethargilistic ) reads Amicus Lectio ( @AmicusLectio ).
Topics: amicus lectio, podcast, law, united states constitution, electoral college, united states senate,...
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Jan 20, 2021 United States Government
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White supremacist document released in the final days of the Trump Administration. It was intended to counter The 1619 Project , a historical project which centered slavery in American history.
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Topics: White supremacy, Donald Trump, government documents, United States government
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A recent New York statute makes the owner of an automobile absolutely liable for injuries caused by the negligent operation of his car by anyone driving it with his consent. At first blush this appears to be a startling advance over previous doctrines of liability without fault, and its constitutionality is questioned. But it seems only a bold assertion of practical results toward which the law of agency has been tending for a long time in cases involving vehicle. The Article. Mike Overby (...
Topics: amicus lectio, podcast, law, automobile, car, master, servant, employment law, liability law,...
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The truism that law is a developing science is nowhere more strikingly illustrated than in the law of unfair competition. Over the 19th Century, the common law of trademarks took shape. But just as soon as this body of law became reduced to a set of rigid rules, competitors adopted many new devices for taking advantage of the goodwill of others' businesses which very cleverly avoided these rules. To address problems perceived with this, equity developed the law of unfair competition, which...
Topics: amicus lectio, podcast, law, trademark, competition, vogue, honesty, unfair competition, fairness,...
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In a nutshell, Fagundes argues that property is making us miserable, and we should get rid of it. He uses hedonics to argue that people should share or give away much of th eir property, and the government should help them. Fry finds Fagundes’s premise broadly compelling. If the purpose of government is to increase net welfare, then governments should encourage community and altruism in order to increase happiness. But, as always, the devil is in the details. While hedonics provides many...
Topics: amicus lectio, podcast, law, property, consequentialism, copyright, plagiarism, altruism, hedonics,...
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Dec 4, 2020 United States Copyright Office
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The copyright registration cards from the United States Copyright Office. Each collection is a drawer of cards. There are  2636  drawers. This is the second part of the collection. For A-N, see the first part .
Topic: copyright
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The platform of the Communist Party USA in the 1972 presidential election, presenting their case for your protest vote against Richard Nixon and George McGovern. Gus Hall speaks, covering issues such as fair labor practices, a universal basic income, the president's racism, women's liberation requiring universal childcare and maternity leave, the Vietnam War, and the environment.
Topics: amicus lectio, podcast, law, communism, 1972 election, richard nixon, gus hall, jarvis tyner,...
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The title is literal. This is a book conceived in plagiarism, rightfully attributed to me as its creator, and I deliberately tried not to commune with the work during its creation. I never “authored” it in the traditional sense. I have never read the result. I composed this book in one night by going to Project Gutenberg and searching for collections of short stories to plagiarize. Why? This project challenges my own ideas about how plagiarism is curational and contextual content. Can I...
Topics: plagiarism, short stories, anthology
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Aug 15, 2020 Richard Nixon
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Nixon's press conference after losing the 1962 California gubernatorial election to Brown.
Topic: richard nixon
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Aug 14, 2020 cass
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Historic.
Topics: harry potter, fanfic, fanfiction, plagiarism
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Two dreary shows about dismal things. What do you mean Desert Punk is a comedy? At least School Rumble had jokes that weren't about rape! In this episode: 24: School Rumble 25: Desert Punk (Sunabouzu) 26: Texhnolyze
Topics: counting on mal, podcast, anime, anime analysis, school rumble, sunabouzu, desert punk, texhnolyze
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Aug 6, 2020 United States Copyright Office
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The copyright registration cards from the United States Copyright Office. Each collection is a drawer of cards. There is  1  drawer. In the late-1800s/early-1900s, the Copyright Office sorted the copyright cards separately by the kind of item. This separation does not break neatly over some years, so they cannot be combined (even if that were desirable). These cards represent "Dramas and Lectures" from 1909-1937. Known Discrepancy: The canonical name of the drawer within this index,...
Topic: copyright
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Aug 2, 2020 United States Copyright Office
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The copyright registration cards from the United States Copyright Office. Each collection is a drawer of cards. There are 80 drawers. In the late-1800s/early-1900s, the Copyright Office sorted the copyright cards separately by the kind of item. This separation does not break neatly over some years, so they cannot be combined (even if that were desirable). These cards represent "Dramas and Lectures" from 1917-1937.
Topic: copyright
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Jul 30, 2020 Mike Overby; Alexei Borovoi
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A survey of the compatibility of the law with anarchism, written by an anarchist. Anarchism is about removing hierarchy from society, not a rejection of all norms and social custom. Perhaps the law could take some notes from anarchism. The pamphlet. Mike Overby ( @lethargilistic ) reads Amicus Lectio ( @AmicusLectio ).
Topics: amicus lectio, podcast, law, anarchy, anarcho-communism, anarcho-individualism, william godwin,...
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Jul 30, 2020 Mike Overby
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A bunch of mid-00s anime that made it to the West broadly enough for lethargilistic to have seen them then, and a boxing anime that is a jolt of adrenaline directly to the veins. In this episode: 18: Initial D: Fourth Stage 19: Monster 20: Naruto 21: One Piece 22: The Prince of Tennis 23: Ring ni Kakero 1
Topics: counting on mal, podcast, anime, anime analysis, sports anime, initial d, monster, naruto, one...
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Jul 25, 2020 United States Copyright Office
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The copyright registration cards from the United States Copyright Office. Each collection is a drawer of cards. There are 2636 drawers. This is the first part of the collection. For O-Z, see the second part . Discrepancies: In the Copyright Office's system, CC19461954FISHER_W-FITR.0502 had two cards: 0502 and 0502a. Here, this has been changed for consistency to 0502a and 0502b. Same for CC19461954GREEN_JOHN-GREEN_H.1518a and b.
Topic: copyright
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lethargilistic reminisces a bit about one of his favorite romance anime before talking about another sports show. In this episode: 16: Honey and Clover (Hachimitsu to Clover) 17: Hungry Heart: Wild Striker
Topics: counting on mal, podcast, anime, anime analysis, hungry heart: wild striker, honey and clover,...
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lethargilistic compares two shounen anime and tries to suss out why one is way better than the other. In this episode: 7: Beet the Vandel Buster 15: Eyeshield 21
Topics: Counting on MAL, anime, anime analysis, beet the vandel buster, eyeshield 21, berserk, podcast
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Jul 12, 2020 Mike Overby
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New show from Mike Overby ( @lethargilistic ), in which he reviews anime in the order that they were added to the MyAnimeList database. He will only be watching episodes of shows he has not yet seen, but will comment on the shows he has. The first new-to-him show is Witch Hunter Robin , which is about magic cops. Not cops with magic. Cops of magic. In this episode: 1: Cowboy Bebop 5: Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku no Tobira (The Movie) 6: Trigun 7: Witch Hunter Robin
Topics: counting on mal, myanimelist, anime, anime analysis, witch hunter robin, cowboy bebop, cowboy...
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Jul 4, 2020 United States Copyright Office
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The copyright registration cards from the United States Copyright Office. Each collection is a drawer of cards. There are 55 drawers. In the late-1800s/early-1900s, the Copyright Office sorted the copyright cards separately by the kind of item. This separation does not break neatly over some years, so they cannot be combined (even if that were desirable). These cards represent "Periodicals" from 1898-1909.
Topic: copyright
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Jun 13, 2020 Lucy Maud Montgomery; Mike Overby
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Lucy Maud Montgomery  (1874-1942) was a Canadian author best known for her series of books about Anne Shirley. She wrote far more, publishing more than 500 stories. Most of her output has appeared since in anthologies covering periods of her life, but they all have gaps. This volume is a step toward completing everyone's collection of this favorite author. This book also includes the public domain versions of pieces later included in  The Blythes are Quoted  and a new plagiarism by Mike...
Topics: lucy maud montgomery, copyright, plagiarism, short stories, romance
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Jun 2, 2020 Henry Hansmann
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"The leading private universities in the United States commonly maintain large financial reserves conventionally referred to as endowment. Harvard and Yale, for example, had endowments in 1988 of $4.2 billion and $2.1 billion, respectively.' Although these two institutions are among the best endowed in the nation, there are hundreds of others that also have substantial endowments. These endowments are now so familiar that their purpose seldom questioned. Yet, if we consider the matter...
Topics: university, endowment
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May 19, 2020 United States Copyright Office
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The copyright registration cards from the United States Copyright Office. Each collection is a drawer of cards. There are 222 drawers. Discrepancies: In the Copyright Office's system, CC18701897NORTO-NYVALL0585 required multiple card sides. Most of the time when this happens, ascending letters are appended to the card number. The first card is, for example, 0585a, followed by 0585b and so on. In this case, they were inexplicably "0585" and "0585a." For consistency's sake,...
Topic: copyright
The Magazine Rack
May 9, 2020 Publishers Weekly
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Volume 1: January-June Volume 2: July-December
Topics: newspapers, publishers weekly
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May 9, 2020 Publishers Weekly
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Volume 79: January-June Volume 80: July-December
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May 6, 2020 Publishers Weekly
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Volume XX: January-June Volume YY: July-December
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May 5, 2020 Publishers Weekly
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Volume 101: January-June Volume 102: July-December July-September is missing.
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May 3, 2020 Publishers Weekly
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Volume 89: January-June Volume 90: July-December
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May 2, 2020 Publishers Weekly
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Volume 77: January-June Volume 78: July-December July 23 issue is missing.
Topics: newspapers, publishers weekly, copyright
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May 1, 2020 Publishers Weekly
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Volume 21: January-June Volume 22: July-December
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Apr 30, 2020 Publishers Weekly
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Volume 73: January-June Volume 74: July-December
Topics: newspapers, publishers weekly, copyright
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Apr 28, 2020 Publishers Weekly
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Volume 75: January-June Volume 76: July-December
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Apr 27, 2020 Publishers Weekly
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Issues of Publishers Weekly. Volume 41: January-June Volume 42: July-December
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Apr 27, 2020 Publishers Weekly
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Publishers Weekly, 1891. Volume 39: January-June. Volume 40: July-December.
Topics: newspapers, publishers weekly, copyright
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Apr 26, 2020 Publishers Weekly
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Publishers Weekly, 1890. Volume 37: January-June. Volume 38: July-December.
Topics: newspapers, publishers weekly, copyright
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Apr 20, 2020 Richard Sharvy
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Computers do not execute programs or follow instructions. When we write programs, they create machine code of the same kind and complexity as circuitry that represents the solution to the problem we are trying to solve. Then, programs have two distinct functions: to build these complex machines for us, and to represent complex behavior. It is important to not confuse representating a thing with being the thing itself. In the Canadian Journal of Philosophy.
Topics: intention, intentionality, computer programs, chinese room, computers, functionalism, pygmalion...
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Apr 18, 2020 Aaron Perzanowski; Jason Schultz
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If you buy a book at the bookstore, you own it. You can take it home, scribble in the margins, put in on the shelf, lend it to a friend, sell it at a garage sale. But is the same thing true for the ebooks or other digital goods you buy? Retailers and copyright holders argue that you don't own those purchases, you merely license them. That means your ebook vendor can delete the book from your device without warning or explanation—as Amazon deleted Orwell's 1984 from the Kindles of surprised...
Topics: ownership, personal property, copyright, patent, exhaustion, first sale, internet of things, EULA,...
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Apr 16, 2020 Mike Overby; Frank Crane
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"Conventional charity drops pennies in the beggar’s cup, carries bread to the starving, distributes clothing to the naked. Real charity, which is justice, sets about removing the conditions that make beggary, starvation, and nakedness." The Essay. Mike Overby ( @lethargilistic ) reads Amicus Lectio ( @AmicusLectio ).
Topics: amicus lectio, podcast, justice, charity, philanthropy
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Apr 14, 2020 Brian L. Frye
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Copyright infringement and plagiarism are related but distinct concepts. Copyright prohibits certain uses of original works of authorship without permission. Plagiarism norms prohibit copying certain expressions, facts, and ideas without attribution. The prevailing theory of copyright is the economic theory, which holds that copyright is justified because it is economically efficient. This article considers whether academic plagiarism norms are economically efficient. It concludes that academic...
Topics: copyright, plagiarism, copyright infringement, deontology, consequentialism, author's rights,...
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Apr 14, 2020 Brian L. Frye
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According to the Supreme Court, copyright requires both independent creation and creativity. The independent creation requirement provides that copyright cannot protect an element of a work of authorship that is copied from a previously existing work. But scholars disagree about the meaning of and justification for the creativity requirement. The creativity requirement should be abandoned because it is irrelevant to the scope of copyrightable subject matter and distorts copyright doctrine by...
Topics: copyright, creativity
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Fact sheet explaining President Donald Trump's space mining executive order.
Topics: Donald Trump, space colonization, space treaties, executive order, outer space
The Manual Library
Apr 11, 2020 State of Michigan
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Michigan driver's manual.
Topics: Driver's manual, driving, street law, Michigan
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Apr 11, 2020 Brian L. Frye
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An ghostwritten article commissioned by Brian L. Frye and published under his name. He instructed the ghostwriter to write an article about why plagiarism norms are illegitimate, but did not dictate the content further than that.
Topics: Plagiarism, copyright, norms
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Apr 11, 2020 A. L. L.
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Article about book abridgement and copyright.
Topics: Copyright, abridgement, infringement
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Apr 11, 2020 David Vaver
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Article on the copyright implications of publishing abridgements and abstracts.
Topics: Copyright, abridgement, infringement
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Apr 11, 2020 The American Law Register
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The lead is a law review article about copyright concerns in publishing abridgements. The article is fairly short, but is followed by unrelated court opinions of the day.
Topics: Copyright, abridgement, infringement
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Apr 11, 2020 The Japanese House
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The Japanese House performs "Swim Against the Tide" at the Crofoot in Pontiac, MI. This was recorded on February 23, 2017. I was positioned directly next to the speakers. It's an arrangement she designed to perform live.
Topics: The Japanese House, music, concert recording, live music
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The synergy between copyright royalties and landlord profits, as explored by Brian L. Frye because they're both just rent. He compares recent social media buzz against landlords and in favor of copyright holders framed as starving artists. Specifically, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the tenant-landlord relationship has become strained because landlords who charged April rent are seen as greedy; meanwhile, copyright holders who cry "poverty" at the Internet Archive's National...
Topics: amicus lectio, podcast, law, legal scholarship, copyright, property, intellectual property,...
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A collection of memories provided by survivors of the 1918 influenza pandemic. The first account is from a black man. The final known survivor from Spain is included in a Spanish-language section. The rest of the testimony is from white men and women, mostly from the United States and England. Mike Overby ( @lethargilistic ) reads Amicus Lectio ( @AmicusLectio ).
Topics: amicus lectio, podcast, pandemic, influenza, epidemic, flu, coronavirus, covid-19, spanish flu,...
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Mar 27, 2020 Mike Overby; George A. Soper
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Major George A. Soper, famous for discovering Typhoid Mary, conducts a post-mortem of the 1918 influenza pandemic less than a year after its peak. He discusses suspected causes, potential remedies, and the unknowns of the plague that may be known to the future. Above all, his warning is that the 1918 flu was not an isolated and unique event. He says the United States will need to learn from the devatation and prepare to face the next pandemic of respiratory disease when the time comes. Pity,...
Topics: amicus lectio, podcast, pandemic, influenza, epidemic, flu, coronavirus, covid-19, spanish flu,...
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Elinor Ostrom's work has enhanced legal scholars' understanding of property. Although the richness of these contributions cannot be distilled into a single thesis, their flavor can be captured in a maxim Lee Anne Fennell calls Ostrom's Law: A resource arrangement that works in practice can work in theory . Ostrom's scholarship challenges the conventional wisdom by examining how people interact over resources on the ground. She identifies recurring institutional features associated with...
Topics: amicus lectio, podcast, law, legal scholarship, elinor ostrom, commons, property, private property,...
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The rise of the motor car required the American legal system to adapt to new technology and negotiate rules for when things went wrong. In the event that a car should run into a train at a crossing, the courts decided the car driver's control of their vehicle at that time should not be considered by juries in deciding liability. In other words, car drivers did not have a responsibility to operate their vehicles at speeds that would allow them to stop suddenly in responses to road hazards. The...
Topics: amicus lectio, podcast, law, legal scholarship, automobile, cars, trains, car law, train law,...
In 2011, a macaque monkey used a camera belonging to British photographer David Slater in Indonesia to take a self-portrait. The selfie picture became famous worldwide after it was published in the British media. In 2014, Slater sent a removal request to Wikimedia Commons, which indicated that the picture was in the public domain because it had been taken by the monkey and animals cannot own copyright works. While most of the legal analysis centered around US law, this article takes a...
Topics: amicus lectio, podcast, law, legal scholarship, monkey selfie, copyright, copyright infringement,...
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Mar 3, 2020 Jean Amery
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Thoughts from a Holocaust survivor. Titular essay from At The Mind's Limits: Contemplations by a Survivor on Auschwitz and its Realities . It argues that, when put to the ultimate test (The Holocaust), intellectual life is shown to be a useless, pointless, hollow game.
Topics: Holocaust, Auschwitz
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Feb 27, 2020 Mike Overby; United States Supreme Court
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McCrary was a six-year-old black kid whose parents believed he was denied admission to a private school due to the color of his skin. They were right. These parents filed a class-action against private schools in Virginia and Runyon was the name of one of those schools. By the time this got to the Supreme Court, there were two questions at issue: "Were the admission policies of the private schools in violation of the Klu Klux Klan Act?" The court said yes. The second question was...
Topics: amicus lectio, podcast, law, legal scholarship, oral arguments, united states supreme court, black...
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Part 1: The Perils of Cronyism A summary of the Supreme Court's place in United States society through the lenses of white supremacy and the process of nominating new justices. It covers the development of African-American-driven civil rights case law as a pressure on American politics. Ultimately, Part 1 is about what lead to the Warren Court's famously liberal rulings, the effects those rulings had on the United States, and then the retirement of Earl Warren. President Lyndon Johnson's...
Topics: amicus lectio, podcast, law, legal scholarship, ipse dixit, lyndon b johnson, richard nixon, united...
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A summary of the legal condition of African American ownership of other African Americans under the American slave trade system, as well as the legal maneuvering they were required to perform in order to secure their family's freedom. The white supremacist opposition was allowed to change the law in order to curtail this phenomenon. The Paper by John H. Russel. Mike Overby ( @lethargilistic ) reads Amicus Lectio ( @AmicusLectio ).
Topics: amicus lectio, podcast, law, legal scholarship, slavery, virginia, slaveownership, manumission,...
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Feb 14, 2020 Mike Overby; Henry Noble Sherwood
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An account of petitions entered by John and Paul Cuffee, two free black men living in Massachusetts during the late 1700s. Although free, they were overburdened by taxation and structural racism and plead to be excused from taxation because of their lack of representation in government affairs. The Paper by Henry Noble Sherwood. Mike Overby ( @lethargilistic ) reads Amicus Lectio ( @AmicusLectio ).
Topics: amicus lectio, podcast, law, slavery, massachusetts, paul cuffee, john cuffee, cuffee brothers,...
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Feb 7, 2020 Mike Overby; J. W. Bell
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"The teaching of Negro history would contribute much to the solution of this complicated race problem. The solution of any problem depends upon an adequate understanding of it. The most illuminating approach to the race problem is the historical approach. The white man of this country must be supplied with the real facts pertaining to the Negro. If not, all of his generalizations will be mere verbiage based upon tradition inspired by prejudice. To prevent a distorted social perspective and...
Topics: law, podcast, amicus lectio, black history, black history month, white supremacy, teaching,...
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Register of Copyrights Maria Pallante testifies before the House Committee on the Judiciary on copyright and the need to update the Copyright Act for the 21st Century. Her suggestions for changes to the law include strengthening the powers of rightholders in various ways and suggestions that fair use will remain robust. On the committee, Howard Coble (R-NC) was the chairman and Mel Watt (D-NC) was the ranking member. The Hearing. The Hearing's Video. Mike Overby ( @lethargilistic ) reads Amicus...
Topics: law, amicus lectio, podcast, copyright, intellectual property, register of copyrights, copyright...
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Otho E. Falls, Jr. examines the blue laws that prohibit the production of theatrical plays on the Sabbath and looks at recent case law to determine see how judges had been answering the question "is playing a motion picture a theatrical performance?" The Note. Mike Overby ( @lethargilistic ) reads Amicus Lectio ( @AmicusLectio ).
Topics: podcast, law, blue laws, amicus lectio, movies, motion pictures, moving pictures, theater, sabbath...
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Jan 16, 2020 Mike Overby; George Palmer Garrett
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Under a judicial system that separates chancery and equity pleadings, it's natural that there be some rivalry between the two regimes. Though the strict separation has been mostly abolished in the United States, the influence of this state of the law when this paper was written still resonates. George Palmer Garret writes to us about the weaknesses of the chancery as compared to equity in an effort to strengthen the system, saying "The Common Law has plagiarized many things from Chancery....
Topics: podcast, amicus lectio, law, law review, virginia law review, chancery, equity, codification,...
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Jan 9, 2020 Mike Overby; Grace A. Turkington
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A series of survey questions about the United States Constitution. It is aimed at helping children understand the way organizations form to serve purposes, the powers of the federal government, and why the powers are arranged to serve its purpose. The Chapter. Mike Overby ( @lethargilistic ) reads Amicus Lectio ( @AmicusLectio ).
Topics: podcast, amicus lectio, law, united states constitution, constitutional law, study questions,...
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Jan 2, 2020 Mike Overby; E. M. Showalter
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A consideration of the role of majority rule in the system of politics and norms of peaceful conduct within the United States. It argues that the American system is better than a system of simple majoritarianism. The Essay. Mike Overby ( @lethargilistic ) reads Amicus Lectio ( @AmicusLectio ).
Topics: amicus lectio, law, united states constitution, constitutional law, podcast
The British Parliament's prohibition of the sale of alcohol on Christmas Day in Ireland. The Law. Mike Overby ( @lethargilistic ) reads Amicus Lectio ( @AmicusLectio ).
Topics: amicus lectio, podcast, law, irish law, Finance, Public - Ireland, Industries - Ireland, License...
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Dec 12, 2019 Mike Overby; Delan Devakumar; David Osrin
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A survey of estimated global child homicide rates and some policy suggestions for how to reduce the number of these tragedies. The Paper by Delan Devakumar and David Osrin. Mike Overby ( @lethargilistic ) reads Amicus Lectio ( @AmicusLectio ).
Topics: amicus lectio, child homicide, podcast, homicide, murder, child homicide, infanticide, death,...
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Nov 25, 2019 Jen Cloher
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Jen Cloher performing "Save Me From What I Want" in Royal Oaks, Michigan, in 2017. She was opening for Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile during the Lotta Sea Lice tour.
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There is a specter haunting medical research, the specter of pharmaceutical marketing. Big Pharma companies routinely sponsor research and solicit ghostwritten articles to hide their influence on the process for the purpose of boosting their products. But it goes further than this, as it is also relatively common for them to engage in what Sergio Sismondo calls "ghost management," handling the medical research process from experiment planning to publication with motivated ends. Can...
Topics: podcast, amicus lectio, medical publishing, ghostwriting, ghost management, norms, ethics,...
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Nov 19, 2019 Mike Overby; Lux Radio Theatre
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New York City is rife with racketeers and Detective Johnny Blake (Edward G. Robinson) is the man known for squashing them. That is, until he was kicked off the force. Now he's working for a powerful crime boss, Al Kruger, who wants an insider perspective into how to avoid law enforcement while expanding the criminal enterprise. Though Blake gains an ally in Kruger, he finds an enemy in one Bugs Fenner (Humphrey Bogart), who believes Blake to be a police informer. The Radio Drama from Lux Radio...
Topics: amicus lectio, lux radio theatre, old time radio, OTR, dramatization, racketeering, mob boss,...
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When creating a contract, there is an assumption so basic that, while we may investigate it, we don't necessarily put it into words: is what we're agreeing to do possible? That's be cause there is no contract if the contract is impossible. But what if one or both of the parties does not know that the contract is impossible? Is there proper consideration? The Paper by Edward W. Hope. Mike Overby ( @lethargilistic ) reads Amicus Lectio ( @AmicusLectio ).
Topics: podcast, law, legal scholarship, harvard law review, contract, contract law, consideration,...
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Nov 6, 2019 Mike Overby; Angela Onwuachi-Willig
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Written before the legalization of same-sex marriage across the United States, Angela Onwuachi-Willig draws parallels from tactics used by skeptics of marriage equality to tactics used by skeptics of racial equality. Specifically, those who would have us "wait" for a more accepting time before adopting reforms beneficial to marginalized groups. Onwuachi-Willig looks to Martin Luther King's famous "Letter from the Birmingham Jail" for Dr. King's advice on the matter and...
Topics: law, legal scholarship, martin luther king jr, marriage equality, gay marriage, podcast, amicus...
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Charles C. Burleigh criticizes justifications of the death penalty that rely on the supposed justice exacted by it. The Chapter. The Librivox Recording by Shasta and dunlapkw. Mike Overby ( @lethargilistic ) reads Amicus Lectio ( @AmicusLectio ).
Topics: podcast, death penalty, amicus lectio, justice, law, capital punishment, justification
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Oct 29, 2019 Mike Overby; Case Dismissed
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One unsettling Friday, the Beaumonts receive a suit for liability in a car crash neither was a party to. In fact, it was their young friend, Chet, who scraped a car after it was involved in a more serious accident and left without talking to anyone. What is their liability? Why won't George Beaumont consult a lawyer? The Radio Drama from Case Dismissed . Mike Overby ( @lethargilistic ) reads Amicus Lectio ( @AmicusLectio ).
Topics: law, radio, old time radio, podcast, legal drama, amicus lectio, criminal liability, car crash, car...
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Oct 27, 2019 Ohaiyo Nation; Ghuntz; Mr. Tangelo; Majin WeaBuu; Mike Overby
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oh no SHIT WE TALKED ABOUT: 3:38 Shaft 12:03 TANGELO AND GHUNTZ FUCKING DIE LIVE ON AIR 13:15 Sweet Sweetbacks Baadasssss Song/Baadassss!(2003)[kinda] 29:57 Wake In Fright  34:48 Twins of Evil  38:45 The French Connection 48:29 A Clockwork Orange  1:07:00 Ali Baba and the 40 Theives 1:17:41 The Roll Call 1:21:53 Harold and Maude 1:29:29 BIG JAKE 1:42:33 Dirty Harry 1:50:16 Willy Wonka 1:59:42 obligatory "crazy train" reference 2:02:45 L.A. 2017 2:08:44 -Duel 2:11:07 THX 1138...
Topics: movies, film, podcast, film podcast, film analysis, film slobs, shaft, blaxploitation, sweet...
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Oct 26, 2019 Ipse Dixit; Brian L. Frye; Kate Klonick
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In this episode, Kate Klonick , Assistant Professor of Law at St. John's University School of Law , discusses her scholarship on the governance of private Internet platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Klonick begins by discussing her influential article " The New Governors: The People, Rules, and Processes Governing Online Speech ," which was published in the Harvard Law Review, in which she argued that private Internet platforms effectively must regulate speech internally...
Topics: Ipse Dixit, Law, Legal Scholarship, Podcast
Source: https://shows.pippa.io/ipse-dixit/kate-klonick-on-the-governance-of-private-internet-platforms
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In 1971, Clifford Irving wrote a sensational biography of the eccentric and reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes , which Irving claimed was both authorized and co-authored by Hughes himself. In fact, it was a hoax, and Irving manufactured the book from whole cloth. But Hughes did not immediately deny co-authoring the book, leading many to believe it was genuine, including McGraw-Hill, which paid Irving a $765,000 advance for the right to publish it. On January 7, 1972, Hughes held a...
Topics: Ipse Dixit, Law, Legal Scholarship, Podcast
Source: https://shows.pippa.io/ipse-dixit/from-the-archives-15-howard-hughes-press-conference
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Oct 25, 2019 Ipse Dixit; Brian L. Frye; Ramsi Woodcock; Frederic_M._Scherer
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On March 2, 1974, a group of antitrust scholars met at the Airlie House in Warrenton, Virginia, and changed the consensus position on antitrust policy in the United States. "The Day Antitrust Died?" is a special feature of the Ipse Dixit podcast, examining that historical moment. In this episode, we interview Frederic M. Scherer , Professor of Public Policy and Corporate Management in the Aetna Chair, Emeritus at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. In 1974,...
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Source: https://shows.pippa.io/ipse-dixit/the-day-antitrust-died-episode-1-frederic-m-scherer
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Oct 25, 2019 Ipse Dixit; Brian L. Frye; Ramsi Woodcock
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On March 2, 1974, a group of prominent antitrust scholars convened a conference at the Airlie House in Warrenton, Virginia to discuss the future of antitrust theory and policy. At the time, the prevailing position on antitrust policy favored deconcentration of industry and relatively aggressive antitrust enforcement. But "Chicago-school" economists and lawyers challenged that consensus position, arguing that the goal of antitrust policy should be efficiency and the promotion of...
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Source: https://shows.pippa.io/ipse-dixit/the-day-antitrust-died-introduction
In 1974, Republican Governor Francis Williams Sargent and Lieutenant Governor Donald Rathbun Dwight of Massachusetts released "The Sargent/Dwight Record: A Darned Good Record in Darned Bad Times" in support of their unsuccessful re-election campaign. Sargent was elected Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts in 1966, under Governor John Volpe, and became Governor in 1969, when President Nixon appointed Volpe Secretary of Transportation. Sargent and Dwight successfully ran for Governor...
Topics: Ipse Dixit, Law, Legal Scholarship, Podcast
Source: https://shows.pippa.io/ipse-dixit/from-the-archives-14-the-sargentdwight-record-a-darned-good-
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Oct 25, 2019 Ipse Dixit; Brian L. Frye; Matthew Bruckner
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In this episode, Matthew Bruckner , Associate Professor of Law at Howard University School of Law, discusses his scholarship on access to bankruptcy protection for financially distressed institutions of higher education, including his recent work on bankruptcy and public colleges. Bruckner begins by describing the bankruptcy protection for organizations, and explaining why institutions of higher education effectively lack access to bankruptcy. He argues that Congress should reform federal...
Topics: Ipse Dixit, Law, Legal Scholarship, Podcast
Source: https://shows.pippa.io/ipse-dixit/matthew-bruckner-on-college-bankruptcies
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In 1972, the Republican National Committee released an LP of excerpts from speeches by Vice President Spiro T. Agnew on RCA/Victor. The album was produced by Joseph Habig and William Mulligan. It featured the following subjects Side 1: The Greatest Issue in America Today A Word to Law Abiding Americans Challenge to the Hippies "Effete Corps of Impudent Snobs" In Defense of the Courts of the Land Some Thoughts on the Democratic Party A Word to America's Detractors Side 2: Some Examples...
Topics: Ipse Dixit, Law, Legal Scholarship, Podcast
Source: https://shows.pippa.io/ipse-dixit/from-the-archives-13-spiro-t-agnew-speaks-out
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Oct 25, 2019 Ipse Dixit; Brian L. Frye; Melissa Milewski
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In this episode, Melissa Milewski , Senior Lecturer in American History at the University of Sussex, discusses her excellent book " Litigating Across the Color Line: Civil Cases Between Black and White Southerners from the End of Slavery to Civil Rights " (2018), which was published by Oxford University Press. Milewski begins by describing her pioneering research into civil litigation between black and white southerners from the end of the Civil War to the beginning of the Civil...
Topics: Ipse Dixit, Law, Legal Scholarship, Podcast
Source: https://shows.pippa.io/ipse-dixit/melissa-milewski-on-civil-litigation-between-black-white-sou
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This "from the archives" episode of Ipse Dixit features two versions of the song, "Snoops, the Lawyer," which was published in 1919. The music was composed by Harry Ruby and the lyrics were written by Bert Kalmar. The first version of the song was performed by Nora Hayes and released by Columbia in 1919 (A2852). The second version was performed by Beatrice Lillie, with Sam Walsh on piano, and released by Gramophone Shop Varieties in 1934.
Topics: Ipse Dixit, Law, Legal Scholarship, Podcast
Source: https://shows.pippa.io/ipse-dixit/from-the-archives-12-nora-bayes-beatrice-lillie-snoops-the-l
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Oct 25, 2019 Ipse Dixit; Brian L. Frye; Derek Kiernan-Johnson
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In this episode, Derek H. Kiernan-Johnson , Professor of Legal Writing at the University of Colorado Law School, discusses his article " The Potemkin Temptation or, The Intoxicating Effect of Rhetoric and Narrativity on American Craft Whiskey ," which was published in Legal Communication & Rhetoric, the Journal of the Association of Legal Writing Directors. Kiernan-Johnson begins by briefly describing the history of whiskey production in the United States, from the colonial era to...
Topics: Ipse Dixit, Law, Legal Scholarship, Podcast
Source: https://shows.pippa.io/ipse-dixit/derek-kiernan-johnson-on-potemkin-distilleries
In Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education , 402 U.S. 1 (1971) , the United States Supreme Court held that courts could order busing in order to remedy racial imbalance in public schools, and affirmed a court order requiring busing in Charlotte, North Carolina. While busing effectively reduced segregation, it sparked a backlash. Soon after the decision, Guy Drake (best known for his minor hit " Welfare Cadillac " (1970)), wrote and recorded "That Supreme Court Bus"...
Topics: Ipse Dixit, Law, Legal Scholarship, Podcast
Source: https://shows.pippa.io/ipse-dixit/from-the-archives-11-guy-drake-that-supreme-court-bus-school
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Oct 25, 2019 Ipse Dixit; Brian L. Frye; Agnieszka McPeak
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In this episode, Agnieszka McPeak , Associate Professor of Law at Duquesne University School of Law, discusses her article " Disappearing Data ," which was published in the Wisconsin Law Review. McPeak describes the civil discovery process, which imposes certain obligations on parties to civil actions to preserve and produce documents and other data to opposing parties. She observes that the trend toward application that produce "ephemeral data" and the concept of...
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Source: https://shows.pippa.io/ipse-dixit/agnieszka-mcpeak-on-disappearing-data-civil-discovery
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Oct 25, 2019 Ipse Dixit; Brian L. Frye; Alexandra Roberts
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In this episode, Alexandra J. Roberts , Associate Professor of Law at the University of New Hampshire School of Law, discusses her article " Trademark Failure to Function ," which will appear in the Iowa Law Review. Roberts begins by describing what trademarks are for and when they exist. She notes that a mark must be distinctive and be used as trademark in order to function as a trademark. But the Trademark Office and the courts tend to emphasize distinctiveness and de-emphasize use...
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Source: https://shows.pippa.io/ipse-dixit/alexandra-roberts-on-trademark-failure-to-function
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Oct 25, 2019 Ipse Dixit; Brian L. Frye; Miriam Kienle
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In this episode, Miriam Kienle , Assistant Professor of Art History at the University of Kentucky School of Art and Visual Studies, discusses her work on the artist Raymond Edward "Ray" Johnson . Among other things, she describes Johnson's studies at Black Mountain College and relationship with Andy Warhol, as well as his invention of "mail art" or "correspondence art" in the early 1950s. She explains how the mail facilitated both communication and censorship,...
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Source: https://shows.pippa.io/ipse-dixit/miriam-kienle-on-ray-johnson-mail-art-censorship-artistic-ow
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Oct 25, 2019 Ipse Dixit; Brian L. Frye; Dwayne Kwaysee Wright
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In this episode, Dwayne Kwaysee Wright , Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at Savannah Law School, discusses his work on race-conscious admissions, and in particular his dissertation "An Instrumental Case Study of the Diversity Culture of a Predominantly White Law School." Wright begins by describing the history and politics of race-conscious admissions. He explains the difference between structural and interactional diversity, and why law schools have a legal obligation to pursue...
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Source: https://shows.pippa.io/ipse-dixit/dwayne-kwaysee-wright-on-structural-interactional-diversity-
In 1968, the Western Electric Company (the manufacturing and supply unit of the Bell System) produced "Dialogues on Democracy, Vol. 3," a 3-LP set covering the Supreme Court of the United States. Disc 3 was titled "The Supreme Court of the United States: A Dialogue with Paul A. Freund, Professor of Law at Harvard University and scholar of the Court. Among other things, Freund discusses the concept of judicial review, the evolution of constitutional doctrine, the...
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Source: https://shows.pippa.io/ipse-dixit/from-the-archives-10-dialogues-on-democracy-vol-3-disc-3-a-d
In 1968, the Western Electric Company (the manufacturing and supply unit of the Bell System) produced "Dialogues on Democracy, Vol. 3," a 3-LP set covering the Supreme Court of the United States. Disc 2 was titled "The Supreme Court at Work." It describes the "functions, procedures and traditions" of the Court. It features commentary from former Justice Tom Clark, Anthony Lewis, Professor John Frank (Indiana & Yale), and Osmond Fraenkel. The commentators...
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Source: https://shows.pippa.io/ipse-dixit/from-the-archives-9-dialogues-on-democracy-vol-3-disc-2-the-
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Oct 25, 2019 Ipse Dixit; Brian L. Frye; Dustin Marlan
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In this episode, Dustin Marlan , Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Massachusetts School of Law, discusses his draft article " Unmasking the Right of Publicity ." Marlan describes the creation of the right of publicity by Judge Frank in Haelan v. Topps (1953), and the confusion that has long surrounded the justification for the right of publicity. He argues that Frank was influenced by the psychoanalytic theories of Freud and Jung, in particular the concept of the...
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Source: https://shows.pippa.io/ipse-dixit/dustin-marlan-on-psychoanalysis-the-right-of-publicity
In 1968, the Western Electric Company (the manufacturing and supply unit of the Bell System) produced "Dialogues on Democracy, Vol. 3," a 3-LP set covering the Supreme Court of the United States. Disc 1 was titled "The Supreme Court in American Life." It "recreates the early history of the Court and traces the evolution of its impact as an integral part of American Democracy." Among other things, it includes the voices of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman,...
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Source: https://shows.pippa.io/ipse-dixit/from-the-archives-8-dialogues-on-democracy-vol-3-the-supreme
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Oct 25, 2019 Ipse Dixit; Brian L. Frye; Ann Schiavone
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In this episode, Ann Schiavone , Assistant Professor of Law at Duquesne University School of Law, discusses her article " K-9 Catch-22: The Impossible Dilemma of Using Police Dogs in Apprehension of Suspects ," which will appear in the University of Pittsburg Law Review. Schiavone discusses the history of the use of K-9 units by police forces, particularly in relation to the apprehension of suspects. She describes the standards used by courts in evaluating whether the use of a dog to...
Topics: Ipse Dixit, Law, Legal Scholarship, Podcast
Source: https://shows.pippa.io/ipse-dixit/ann-schiavone-on-k-9-apprehension-of-suspects
Robert Everett L. "Bob" Looney (December 27, 1924 - September 8, 2000) was an eccentric lawyer from Austin, Texas. He was the son of Everett L. Looney (November 30, 1900 - October 4, 1962), the President of the State Bar of Texas from 1953-54. He was born in Ennis, Texas, and served in the Navy in World War Two. He graduated from the University of Texas and Baylor University School of Law, where he was first in his class. He primarily practiced criminal law, and referred to himself as...
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Source: https://shows.pippa.io/ipse-dixit/from-the-archives-7-robert-everett-l-looney-bill-hughes-gove